Love Is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson won the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy at the 2014 Nebula Awards on June 4 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.
Love is the Drug tells the story of Emily Bird, a perfect student bound for an Ivy League school who wakes up in a hospital days after meeting Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent. When Emily wakes up she finds that a deadly flu virus is sweeping the country and bringing with it quarantines, curfews, and martial law. With Roosevelt convinced Emily knows something about the virus and her parent’s scientific work she turns to Coffee, a drug dealer with an affinity for conspiracy theories.
Other nominees for the Andre Norton Award include Salvage by Alexandra Duncan, Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King, Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry, Greenglass House by Kate Milford, and The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton.
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